A native New Yorker, Jendaya has always been an artist of sorts but dance has always been her first love. Her dance career began in Queens, New York at the age of 11. She joined ‘The Me Nobody Knows’ after school program at Allen Christian School, run by Daryl Richardson, and learned major elements of performance and stage presence, which would become a huge part of her career.
Three years later Jendaya was accepted into the dance program at Benjamin N. Cardozo where she studied under Carolyn Devore and subsequently attended Devore Dance Center. While attending Devore she studied under Obediah Wright, Teresa Aubul, and of course Carolyn Devore herself. She apprenticed With Balance Dance Theater and Obediah Wright all throughout her second year of college.
Since graduating Sarah Lawrence, Jendaya has danced and choreographed numerous short films, danced in flash mobs around New York City, and joined Rod Rodgers Dance Company in 2014.
Aside from teaching fitness, dancing, and taking photos, she also is a dance instructor in various public schools in NYC.